One of the things I like about the tune Cumberland Gap is that there are so many ways to play it. Here’s a delightful version by Notorious.
Don’t worry, I’m here to help out. Here’s the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys doing a blistering version of Old Molly Hare….
Here are Joe Birchfield and Harold Hausenfluck, from back in 1991 I love this one – Terry SoRelle singing it and playing clawhammer Let’s go out with the Carolina Chocolate Drops doing a rousing singalong version
Head for the hills, it’s banjo practice time. Here’s me attempting to play a fiddle tune known as The Forky Deer, or Forked Deer (say fork-kid).
It’s pronounced Fork-id Deer or sometimes Forky Deer, and it’s one of my fave fiddle tunes. It’s one of the tunes I attempt to play on clawhammer banjo. Here are a couple nice performances of the tune. First up is the Berline, Crary and Hickman…… Read More
Don’t try this at home kids, and remember old time music is addictive and may be dangerous to your health.
….although many recount stories of famous train wrecks and engineers and so on. I found a great version of Railroading through the Rocky Mountains – a wonderful fiddle tune – on the YouTube machine. Here are Hopping Jenny. Of course if you’re not into Old… Read More
Hell Among the Yearlings has to be one of the best song titles in Old Time music. It’s also a great fiddle tune. Here are the Mountain Boomers String Band at JC’s Fish and BBQ Knoxville, Arkansas
Soldier’s Joy is well known as an Old Time fiddle tune, but I read that it goes way back, possibly to the 1700s in Scotland and Ireland. It has a fantastically catchy melody. I can tell you it’s a fun one to play on clawhammer… Read More
Mississippi Sawyer is an old fiddle tune that has been around since the mid-19th Century, but I don’t know much about its origins. I’ve only heard it as an instrumental and I don’t know if there are any lyrics kicking around for this one. I… Read More